Thursday, 10 September 2009

Continuing on...

My last post was awhile ago, sorry about that and I'm sure my final days of being in Nova Scotia have slipped your mind, but they haven't slipped mine.

When we left Thom aka 50K Loop at the Rope Loft, Jane and I went off to a fabulous show stable called Coveside Stables where we had the opportunity to see a one of a kind show stable...I've seen a lot of farms, all over the world, but I have to say this one took my breath away. While we were there, Jane introduced me to a friend of hers who in turn invited us back to her home in Chester. I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting her husband, sharing some horse stories, new and old, travel and some life stories while enjoying a glass of wine. Thanks Nancy and David!

Jane and I were going to stay in Halifax overnight at her place and spend the day wandering around the city so I could catch up after 30+ years, however, very early in the morning Jane received a phone call from her sister's farm, the weekend barn help had in fact driven off the road in their car while headed to the farm and they were in an accident....could we come to the farm and help with the barn could you say NO.

We drove the hour or so back to Canning (on the other side of the province) and started right away mucking out stalls and turning out horses. It took us hours...can I say that I haven't mucked out stalls in over 25 me you don't forget how, what's that old saying, "if you fall of the horse, get right back on". Well, we got the job done!!

This is a photo of me after mucking out 6 or 7 stalls, even OP, Susan's dog couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing. What a wonderful feeling to be dirty, gritty, covered in dirt, horse sh*t and lime.....I was in heaven.

When we finished at the farm we didn't have time to go to Truro, so I wasn't going to see Susan nor the others who were showing there again, it was sad for me, but what the heck....well maybe another time. Let's hope so!!

Janie and I headed back to Halifax and got cleaned up, headed for bed because it was nearly midnight.

The alarm went off very early in the morning and we were headed for the airport. I was headed home.

Jane, thanks again, for EVERYTHING!!!

When I landed at the airport in Ottawa two of the Wooo Hooo's, Jen and Brenda were there waiting to pick me. How great is that?

We went out for brunch at the Heart and Soul Cafe in Dunrobin and of course I had to fill them in on all the news.

I had had a tremendous holiday catching up with Susan, seeing their brother Scott again, along with having the extraordinary opportunity to spend time with and getting to know Jane (thanks Jane for all of the miles we put on your car). Your hospitality was amazing, thank YOU so very much.

I got a chance to catch up with not only blogger friends, but another friend from my past with whom I never, ever thought I'd be privileged to run across again. How very special is that?

Just recently, while I was over at another blog site I heard a song that made me really think about life. You could take it as finding old friends, old loves, needing religion or just a great song!!!

I'll leave you with this... I just love it..... "I Run to Lady Antebellum"

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



Keith said...

Let's see, blogging, or seeing Nova Scotia? Duh!

Chester is nice, but Mahone Bay is nicer, and Lunenburg/Blue Rocks is even better. I loved Nova Scotia!

Bluenoser said...

So Send me a line and say just who's crappy barn you were in.

It's all Mahone Bay.


Marlene said...

"What a wonderful feeling to be dirty, gritty, covered in dirt, horse sh*t and lime.....I was in heaven."

I don't imagine myself EVER saying those words. :)

Jo Lynn said...

Really, I could pass on the horse shit myself! LOLOL

bluecolnago said...

you haven't live til' you've shovelled shit!

sounds like a great vacation.

thanks for sharing the song!

Bluenoser said...

Hey that was Brad's wife's crappy barn. I ride bikes with Brad every now and again. He's transplanted here but a great guy.

Was he there when you were visiting?


Anne said...

You know, I have a friend with a farm and I just keep fantasizing about flying out there to help out. My friends think I'm crazy, but I can see from your experience I'm not. I think I'll give her a call and see if she needs help.

Kim said...

Awwww...sounds like an amazing time. And me too, when you were talking about cleaning out stalls, made me wish I had some to clean. Ohhh...the days when I was a young girl and would wince when I had too and now here I am wishing I had some to clean!

I want to go next time!

Bert said...

Sounds like you had a perfectly great time in Nova Scotia. Not sure if I will ever be able to use the word 'mucking' in a sentence, but at least now I know what it means. PS: was all that food just for one person?